Bulletin – Week of March 3, 2019

Bulletin – Week of March 3, 2019

Hope in Christ Church

Glorifying God by Knowing, Living and Proclaiming our Hope in Christ

9:30 a.m. Worship Service                      11:00 a.m. Sunday School

March 3, 2019

Welcome to Hope in Christ Church! We are so glad you have joined us today. After the service, we invite you to stay for refreshments and fellowship, followed by Sunday School at 11:00.

There are various small groups that meet during the week as well. You are welcome to visit and find one that is right for you!

Order of Worship

We Bring The Sacrifice Of Praise

Call to Worship    Psalm 24:1-2

The First Place

Thank You Lord

O Great God

Offering    Kingdom Advancement Fund

We Give You But Your Own

Reflection on “Believe”    Dan Obbink


Scripture    Matthew 25:14-30

Message    Stewardship: It All Belongs to God


Jesus Paid It All

(At The Cross) Love Ran Red

Take My Life And Let It Be


Family Promise Sign-ups for March 10-17: Our Family Promise week is fast approaching. Thank you to everyone who signed up last week!  Many of the spots have been filled, but we still need a few more volunteers, especially for laundry. Ali and Lorraine will in the foyer after the service with the sign up sheet. Please stop by and sign-up!

From Your Vitality Team: What is burning a hole in your wallet? Is it that Coffee Card waiting to be a little blessing to someone?  Go ahead, you can do it!!  We believe in you!

The Vitality team would like to thank Bud B for volunteering to build the Little Library for us!  And thank you to Lorraine for agreeing to help stock the books. Also, Mattea stepped up with ideas for teen books. In the near future there will be a spot in the foyer for donations to the Little Library- more on that later.

GEMS Baked Potato and Bunko Event: The GEMS will be hosting their annual Baked Potato Dinner and Bunko Night fundraiser on Friday, March 8 beginning at 6 p.m. They will be serving baked potatoes with all the trimmings, chili, salad, and dessert followed by Bunko. Invite your neighbors and friends for an evening of fun and fellowship — you may even win a prize! The girls will be accepting donations for the dinner to help pay for GEMS ministry expenses.

The Dordt College Concert Band and Chamber Orchestra from Sioux Center, Iowa, invite you to a concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, at the Worship and Fine Arts Center at Lynden Christian High School. This free concert is part of a spring tour with performances scheduled in South Dakota, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Iowa. Directed by Dr. Daniel Baldwin and Mrs. Susan De Jong, the ensembles will perform a wide variety of instrumental selections, ranging from orchestral works by Bizet, Glinka, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Perttu, Purcell, and Tchaikovsky, among others, to contemporary wind band pieces by Cross, Grainger, Holst, Karrick, Reed, Ticheli, and Turrin.  The concert is free, with a freewill offering received to help defray tour expenses.

March Heartbeat Newsletter:  The March edition of “The Heartbeat” is available online, or printed copies may be found in the foyer.


  • Greeters:  Lou & Ev K
  • Cookies:  Christine S, Terry V
  • Serving Assistants:  Brenna, Chantel, Caleb
  • Ushers:  Don K, Joe P
  • Prayer Room:  Lanny S
  • Children’s Leaders:  Aaron, Darlys, Diane, Dan O, Zeke, Ida (observer)
Bible Reading for this Week

Read through Chapter 10 of Believe this week as you ponder the following questions:

  1. What in this chapter spoke to me the most?  Was there something I saw in a new light?
  2. What in this chapter draws me to live more fully for Christ?
  3. Is there something that I would want to share from my heart with someone who may not know Jesus as their Savior?

Each week we pray for members of our church family. Suggested prayers are for their spiritual growth, opportunities to see Christ in their everyday lives, and anything else that God puts on your mind for them. This week please pray for:

  • Doug & Winnie K
  • Lou & Ev K
  • Ali & Herm L
  • Linda M
  • Don N
  • Tanya & Dan: Amber, Chantel, Micah

Pray for Christians in Nigeria:  JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – At least 32 people were killed in a Muslim Fulani herder attack on a Christian area of north-central Nigeria on Tuesday (Feb. 26), sources said.

The early morning assault on villages in and around Maro, in Kajuru County of Kaduna state, came after a Feb. 10 herdsmen attack on Angwan Barde, in the same county, that killed 10 Catholic Christians along with an unborn child.

In this week’s attack in Maro, the Fulani herdsmen also damaged church buildings and property, and the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) reported that many of its missionaries working among the area Adara (known as Kadara by the Hausa) and Katari ethnic groups have been displaced.

Christians make up 51.3 percent of Nigeria’s population, while Muslims living primarily in the north and middle belt account for 45 percent.

Nigeria ranked 12th on Open Doors’ 2019 World Watch List of countries where Christians suffer the most persecution.


The congregation of Hope in Christ Church has made the Spirit-filled decision to move forward and become a healthy missional church. This week’s Missional Marker is: Culture of Godly Leadership (Hebrews 13:7)

  • Our leaders at all levels serve with character, competence, and conviction.
  • A spirit of collegiality pervades, with our people trusting our leaders and our leaders trusting our people.
  • We continually identify and train godly leaders for all dimensions of our ministry.
Sunday School Memory Verses
  • Wonder: Deuteronomy 10:12-13
  • Marvel: Matthew 6:20-21
  • Dive: 1 Corinthians 13:1-6
This Week at Hope in Christ Church


8:15 a.m.  Prayer upstairs, all are welcome

9:30 a.m.  Worship Service and Communion

11:00 a.m.  Sunday School

MONDAY (Office Closed)

6:00 p.m. GEMS

TUESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)

WEDNESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)

9:45 a.m.  Women’s Bible Study

11:00 a.m.  Recker Cleaning Crew

6:00 p.m.  Elders, Deacons Meetings

THURSDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)

6:30 a.m.  Men’s Support Group

1:00 p.m.  Bulletin Deadline

7:00 p.m. Men’s Bible Study

7:00 p.m.  Praise Team Practice

FRIDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)

6:00 p.m.  GEMS Fundraiser: Baked Potatoes and Bunko

SATURDAY (Office Closed)



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